[SpamCop-List] Re: Having a mail address hi-jacked
ipmarketing at spamcop.net
Tue Nov 16 08:54:19 EST 2004
"Mike Easter" <MikeE at ster.invalid> wrote in message
news:cna22i$co8$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> It is extremely likely that the several hundred you are receiving is
> just some very small subset of the total number of spams which were sent
> with your addy in the From. So, if the vast /majority/ of the tens of
> thousands or millions of spams which were sent with your name there
> which were /not/ delivered and were /not/ belatedly bounced to you, why
> can't the server/systems which /did/ belatedly bounce those, handle
> those/their undelivereds the same way as the ones which were /not/
> bounced to you and not delivered to recipients?
This thought has not escaped me and I guess I should be thankful at not
getting too many abusive messages from people beleiving I was the sender. I
guess people are wising up to spam but I've had that in the past. My issue
now is that the volume of fales bouce mail far excedes the actual spam I
get, so it's about 10 bounces to one Fake Rolex/Best medications!
I think my issue is going to be the time it'll take to contact the various
sites and to ask them to either update their mail parse or somehow add my
address to a 'no bounce message' list. And in case you're wondering why not
leave it to SC, I'm nervous about that as previously it led to my own ISP
getting balcklisted due to problems in the headers.
However, as you say, it seems reasonable to expect the ISPs not to generate
new mail to false sender details.
Thanks for your help Mike.../Iain
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